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8 Aug 2019

Modi promises bright future for Kashmir amid state’s lockdown

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a bright new future for the state of Kashmir that he’s had in total lockdown for the past four days.

In a national address he pledged new jobs, new infrastructure and cultural development.

But with more than 500 people reportedly arrested in Indian controlled Kashmir and anger growing in neighbouring Pakistan, tension continues to rise.